Yon led the Aggies to
two consecutive home victories, averaging 4.64 points, 3.86 kills, 2.71 digs
and 0.57 service aces per set. In a 3-1 win over
Other nominees included:
Sadie Maughan of
Boise State went 1-1 last week, defeating Louisiana Tech in four sets (25-22, 25-18, 20-25, 25-17) before falling to New Mexico State 1-3 (25-13, 16-25, 14-25, 17-25) ... Sadie Maughan led the team with nine kills against NMSU ... Alisha King and Jeanette Jenkins had 14 and 13 kills, respectively, against Louisiana Tech ... Boise State has a 3-4 record on the road heading in to their final road matches of the regular season ... The Broncos are hitting .151 as a team this season, compared to the .199 of their opponents.
Fresno State went 0-2 last week, falling at Nevada in four sets (25-23, 21-25, 25-27, 11-25) and to Utah State in five sets (14-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-22, 13-15) ... Brianna Clarke tied her career high with 22 kills vs. Utah State ... Allanah Munson posted a pair of double-doubles last week – 34 assists and 10 digs vs. Nevada, 48 assists and 10 digs vs. Utah State) ... Clarke now has 207 kills on the year (101 in WAC play alone) to lead the team ... Munson is tied for the league-lead in double-doubles this season with nine ... The Bulldogs are hitting .150 as a team this season, compared to the .204 of their opponents.
Hawai‘i Rainbow Wahine (13-3, 6-1 WAC)
UH rebounded from just its fourth loss in WAC play in 13 years in the conference with sweeps of Utah State (25-18, 25-18, 25-18) and Nevada (25-19, 25-20, 25-17) last week ... Aneli Cubi-Otineru hit .378 on the week, including a .385 clip with 13 kills at Nevada ... Jamie Houston and Kanani Herring both tallied 12 kills on .391 hitting at Utah State ... UH has clinched its 35th straight winning season (all 35 in collegiate play) by picking up win No. 15 at Nevada ... The Rainbow Wahine are out-hitting opponents .282 to .182 on the season and .275 to .148 in WAC play.
The Vandals went 1-1 last week, falling at New Mexico State in three sets (17-25, 21-25, 12-25) before defeating Louisiana Tech in four sets (25-20, 25-16, 19-25, 25-16) ... Idaho has held opponents under a .100 hitting percentage six times this season, including four times in the last seven matches ... The Vandals have been swept only twice this season, each time by New Mexico State ... Haley Larsen has reached double-figures for kills in 18 of 20 matches this season, falling under 10 in both matches vs. New Mexico State ... The Vandals have finished .500 or better in conference play for the past five seasons ... This week marks the only time during the 2008 season Idaho plays just one match.
Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters (2-12, 0-6 WAC)
The Techsters went 1-2 last week at home, defeating Centenary (26-24, 25-14, 27-29, 25-20) in non-conference play before falling to Boise State (22-25, 18-25, 25-20, 17-25) and Idaho (20-25, 16-25, 25-19, 16-25) ... The set victories last week were five of 15 on the season and two of just five in WAC play for the Lady Techsters this season ... Louisiana Tech is taking a break from WAC competition this week to take on instate rival McNeese State.
The Pack went 1-1 last week, defeating Fresno State in four
sets (23-25, 25-21, 27-25, 25-11) before having its season-high four-match win
streak snapping by Hawai‘i (19-25, 20-25, 17-20) ... In the win over the
Bulldogs, Lindsay Baldwin posted match highs of 19 kills and seven blocks while
hitting .333 ... Her 25 points vs. Fresno State established a new career high
... Allison Hernandez needs 17 digs to become the eighth player in school
history to record 1,000 in a career. Her current 983 ranks eighth all-time at
The Aggies went undefeated last week, sweeping Idaho (25-17, 25-21, 25-12) and beating Boise State in four sets (13-25, 25-16, 25-14, 25-17) to move their win streak to five ... Lindsey Yon averaged 3.86 kills and 2.71 digs per set, posting her seventh double-double of the year with 15 kills and 15 digs vs. Boise State ... NMSU has won nine of its last 10 matches ... NMSU is hitting .195 while holding their opponents to a .142 hitting percentage.
The Spartans went 1-0 last week, earning a non-conference win over Cal State Bakersfield in four sets (25-23, 24-26, 25-14, 25-22) in their only match of the week ... Brianna Amian recorded her second double-double of the season with 14 kills and 10 digs. She added a career-high six service aces, the highest number recorded in a match by a Spartan player this season ... Emily Burke had her third double-double of the year with 41 assists and 10 digs ... Kelly Crow added 13 kills and nine digs ... Colleen Burke is eighth all-time at San Jose State in block assists (259) and ninth in total blocks (278).
Utah State went 1-1 last week, falling in three sets to Hawai‘i (18-25, 18-25, 18-25) before defeating Fresno State in five sets (25-14, 18-25, 25-21, 22-25, 15-13) ... Melissa Osterloh recorded her third double-double of the season vs. the Bulldogs with 18 kills and 13 digs, to go along with two service aces and four blocks ... Against the Rainbow Wahine, Osterloh had a match-high 12 kills ... Kris Hymas posted a double-double – 15 kills and 15 digs – vs. Fresno State ... As a team, Utah State is hitting .168 on the season as compared to a .221 hitting percentage for its opponents.
UNDEFEATED NO MORE
New Mexico State handed Hawai‘i just its second WAC home defeat in the 12 years it has been in the league in front of a crowd of 6,619 Oct. 12. Both teams are currently tied for first place in the league standings with 8-1 WAC records. The Aggies held Hawai’i, which came into the match ranked in the Top 10 nationally in hitting percentage, to a .023 hitting percentage, its lowest for the program in the rally-scoring era (since 2001).
HAWAI‘I RANKS FOURTH NATIONALLY IN KILLS, ASSISTS
In the most recent NCAA statistics (Oct. 21), the Rainbow Wahine rank fourth in the nation in kills and assists per set, with averages of 14.75 and 13.75, respectively. Hawai‘i also ranks 10th in hitting percentage (.282) and 20th in won-loss percentage (.833).
WAC PLAYERS IN BLOCKS, KILLS TOP 50
Four WAC players are
currently ranked in the Top 50 nationally in blocks per set – Amber Simpson,
WAC STAT LEADERS
In overall team stats, Hawai‘i leads the conference in hitting percentage (.282), assists (13.75), kills (14.75) and service aces (1.45). Idaho is tops in blocks per set (2.82) and digs per set (14.96), while New Mexico State boasts the lowest opponent hitting percentage (.142).
In conference only
statistics, Hawai‘i currently leads the WAC in hitting percentage (.275),
assists (13.79) and kills (14.93).
In conference matches
only, Hawai‘i’s Kaufman, Mafua and Aneli Cubi-Otineru are tops in
hitting percentage (.368), assists (11.20) and service aces (0.48),
respectively. Larsen leads the league in kills (4.34), while Simpson is tops in
blocking (1.57) and Torres leads the league in digs (4.93). Meanwhile, Lindsey
2008 WAC TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Nov. 20 (Quarterfinals)
Match 5 - Winner Match 1 vs. No. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 21 (Semifinals)
Match 6 - Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4, 5 p.m.
Match 7 - Winner Match 2 vs. Winner Match 5, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 23 (Championship)
Match 8 - Winner Match 6 vs. Winner Match 7, 3 p.m.
NCAA REGIONAL SITES SELECTED
The following are the sites for regional competition of the 2008 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championships.
Regionals (4) December 12-13, 2008